21 Oct 2012

Biotique Botanicals Bio Papaya Scrub - Review


I am a girl who hardly goes to parlous to get a face clean up done. I do it very rarely at home using the products I procure myself at the market. I have a vapourizer at my home which aids in opening pores to clear out the blackheads. I used to scrub my face with chickpea flour mixed with rose water. Feeling bored by the smell of chickpeas, I went yesterday to get myself a scrub and got them from the brand called Biotique Botanicals. The only product I have ever used from Biotique is their Kajal.

This post is going to be a review of their Bio Papaya Smoothing and Revitalizing scrub.

About the Brand:

BIOTIQUE is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness nature’s therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health…and agelessness.

For more info click the link. http://www.biotique.com/about.php?val=1

About the product:

100% Botanical Extract.

This exfoliating scrub is blended with pure papaya fruit to dissolve dead surface cells, unclog pore openings and smooth the way for clear skin to surface. Gentle refining action uncovers skin's natural brightness for a younger-looking complexion.

Organically Pure & Preservative Free.

Dermatologist Tested for Safety.

Non Acnegenic.

No Animal Testing.

They also add this line, “This is not a cosmetic product. It has Therapeutic Properties” which seems so cool.


Papita (Carica papaya), Kela (Musa sapientum), Khajoor (Phoenix dactylifera), Neem (Melia azadiradrachita), Methi (Trgonelia foenum graecum), Yasad bhasm (Zincum), Ban haldi (Curcuma aromatica), Aam beej (Magnifela indica), Bees wax, Gun acacia (Acacia arabica), Moongphali (Archis hypogea), Himalayan water Q.S

Price: INR. 199/- for 85g.

How to Use:

Massage on wet face and neck with fingertips. Avoid eye area. Remove with water or damp washcloth. Use daily or as needed.

My Experience with Biotique Botanicals Bio Papaya Smoothing & Revitalizing Scrub.

As I told earlier, I had no experience with Biotique skin care products. So, I purchased this with open mind prepared to accept the positive and negative experiences that were supposed to come.

The product comes in a typical Biotique packing i.e., sturdy green tub with the product info’s printed in white.   The pack comes with a carton box in which the product details like ingredients list and MRP are printed. The Carton box in sealed at the top and the tub is wrapped in tight plastic case. The Packing is very neat and impressive.

The product comes off with a strong raw smell that I found very appalling. I have sensitive nose and I don’t like my products to have any strong smell. The scrub is very thick & coarse so we need to dilute it a bit before applying. During the first use, I took a coin sized quantity for scrubbing my face and neck that seemed a lot of product when diluted. A little goes a long way.

The scrub is very good and removes an impressive amount of dead skin, white heads and black heads. It makes my face look so smooth and clear without the dry feeling. My skin does not feel stretchy or irritated.

The happiest point is, in spite of using this scrub in relatively large quantity during my first session, my skin did not break out or show any signs of irritation. As the granules were coarse, I was convinced that I am going to face huge breakouts. But this turned out to be a sweet surprise.

I am sure, if used regularly, I will not be having any black heads/white heads problem.

Now summing up its pros and cons:


  1. Very Impressive performance. Scrubs away dead cells, white heads and some black heads too.

  2. Did not cause breakouts.

  3. Sturdy packing.

  4. Preservative free and non acnegenic.

  5. Made of 100% botanical extracts.

  6. No animal testing.


  1. Smell. It has got this weird strong raw smell that I hate.

  2. Tub packing.

  3. In spite of being preservative free, it comes with an expiry period of 3 years contradicting the universal belief of short expiry period in natural preservative free products.

My Verdict:

I love this scrub (ignoring the smell factor for performance as most of the good smelling stuffs breaks out my skin) and I will repurchase and recommend.



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